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Ancient Tales of Giants from Qumran and

Contexts, Traditions, and Influences
Ed. by Matthew Goff, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, and Enrico Morano

[Antike Geschichten von Riesen aus Qumran und Turfan. Kontexte, Traditionen und Ein üsse.]

Published in English.
While there has been much scholarly attention devoted to the Enochic Book of the Watchers ,
much less has been paid to the Book of Giants from Qumran. This volume is the proceedings
of a conference that convened in Munich, Germany, in June 2014, which was devoted to the
giants of Enochic tradition and in particular the Qumran Book of Giants . It engages the topic
of the giants in relation to various ancient contexts, including the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea
Scrolls, and ancient Mesopotamia. The authors of this volume give particular attention to
Manichaeism, especially the Manichaean Book of Giants , fragments of which were found in
Turfan (western China). They contribute to our understanding of the range of stories Jews told
in antiquity about the sons of the watchers who descended to earth and their vibrant
Nachleben in Manichaeism.

Survey of contents

Matthew Go : Introduction
2016. XII, 257 pages.
WUNT I 360 Part One: Gibborim and Gigantes: Antecedents, Reception, and Comparative Contexts from
the Hebrew Bible and Greek Literature
ISBN 978-3-16-154531-3 Brian R. Doak: The Giant in a Thousand Years: Tracing Narratives of Gigantism in the Hebrew
cloth 119,00 € Bible and Beyond – Samantha Newington: Greek Titans and Biblical Giants – Michael Tuval:
ISBN 978-3-16-154532-0 ‘Συναγωγὴ γιγάντων’ (Prov 21:16): The Giants in the Jewish Literature in Greek
eBook PDF 119,00 €
Part Two: Tales of Giants in their Ancient Jewish Context: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Book of
Watchers, and Daniel
Joseph L. Angel: The Humbling of the Arrogant and the ‘Wild Man’ and ‘Tree Stump’ Traditions
in the Book of Giants and Daniel 4 – Amanda M. Davis Bledsoe: Throne Theophanies, Dream
Visions, and Righteous(?) Seers: Daniel, the Book of Giants, and 1 Enoch Reconsidered – Ida
Fröhlich: Giants and Demons – Matthew Go : The Sons of the Watchers in the Book of
Watchers and the Qumran Book of Giants: Contexts and Prospects – Loren T. Stuckenbruck:
The Book of Giants among the Dead Sea Scrolls: Considerations of Method and a New Proposal
on the Reconstruction of 4Q530

Part Three: Enochic Traditions in Central Asia and China: Exploring Connections and A nities
between Giants in Ancient Judaism and Manichaeism
Gábor Kósa: The Book of Giants Tradition in the Chinese Manichaica – Enrico Morano: Some
New Sogdian Fragments Related to Mani’s Book of Giants and the Problem of the In uence of
Jewish Enochic Literature – John C. Reeves: Jacob of Edessa and the Manichaean Book of
Giants? – Jens Wilkens: Remarks on the Manichaean Book of Giants: Once Again on Mahaway’s
Mission to Enoch

Matthew Go is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism in the Department of
Religion at Florida State University.

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Loren T. Stuckenbruck Born 1960; BA Milligan College; MDiv and PhD Princeton Theological
Seminary; since 2012 Professor of New Testament (with emphasis on Second Temple Judaism) at
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Enrico Morano is retired teacher of Classics in High Schools and the current President of the
International Association of Manichaean Studies (IAMS).

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